The Social Responsibilities Round Table works to make ALA more democratic and to establish progressive priorities not only for the Association, but also for the entire profession. Concern for human and economic rights was an important element in the founding of SRRT and remains an urgent concern today. SRRT believes that libraries and librarians must recognize and help solve social problems and inequities in order to carry out their mandate to work for the common good and bolster democracy.
Learn more about SRRT on the ALA website.
In this third webinar, we will discuss and share opportunities for engagement in professional library organizations and other groups which might provide a forum for sustainability issues such as discussion groups, task forces, committees and social activities. Share your experiences with tools such as LinkedIn and listservs, organizations such as AASHE, ARL, ACRL, as well as state and regional associations. How can we initiate contact with such groups? Where shall we focus? How do we address the diverse needs of libraries in all sectors: public, academic, school, special and other? Come prepared to discuss and offer ideas for specific recommendations for successful sustainability activities within professional library organizations. There will be the option for a group to convene in another virtual room for an ALA-focused discussion -- in particular, the future of Task Force on the Environment (TFOE). Plans are already underway for a face-to-face social gathering at the upcoming ALA Annual conference to consider how to best advance the sustainability message within our libraries and associations. Sign up now: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFJHOUE5ZDBtdU9wMWVEYVV3ZGR4OUE6MQ#gid=0
Questions? Contact Madeleine Charney at firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth FilarWilliams at email@example.com-------------------------------------------------------
If you missed attending the second in our Webins series - Exploring Sustainabiltiy Practices in Libraries - you can Watch the Webinar or view Slides from 1st Webinar
If you missed attending the first in our Webinar series - Call to Action and Collaboration - here is the webinar recording and the slides are available here.
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